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Old 10-11-05, 08:03 PM   #1
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budget-priced, decent quality, disc-compatible frame?

do they exist?

i want to build a cross bike for a town bike, and to ride some unpaved local trails that aren't hardcore enough to drag out my MTB. i'm hooked on disc brakes after upgrading my MTB, so i really want the all-weather stopping power.

i'm trying to do this relatively cheaply, using pulled parts from my road bike for a lot of stuff. so i'd like to find a frame that won't break me, pricewise.

corollary question:

any disc hubs with Campy splines? 'cause i'm going to be pulling Campagnolo stuff off the road bike.

corollary to the corollary question:

if i can't find a Campy splined disc hub, i was thinking of using an XT rear mech with a Jtek Shiftmate. anybody have any expirience with a similar setup?
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Old 10-12-05, 04:43 AM   #2
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do they exist?

i want to build a cross bike for a town bike, and to ride some unpaved local trails that aren't hardcore enough to drag out my MTB. i'm hooked on disc brakes after upgrading my MTB, so i really want the all-weather stopping power.

i'm trying to do this relatively cheaply, using pulled parts from my road bike for a lot of stuff. so i'd like to find a frame that won't break me, pricewise.

corollary question:

any disc hubs with Campy splines? 'cause i'm going to be pulling Campagnolo stuff off the road bike.

corollary to the corollary question:

if i can't find a Campy splined disc hub, i was thinking of using an XT rear mech with a Jtek Shiftmate. anybody have any expirience with a similar setup?
really your only choice is the surly crosscheck.
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Old 10-12-05, 06:28 PM   #3
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i like the Cross-Check. one big problem: no disc braze-ons.
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I just got a Nashbar catalog that list cyclocross frame with disc mounts and 135mm spacing, but is is not on the web site yet... The part number is NB-XF-(size) and it come in 46cm, 50cm, 54cm, 58cm and 60cm. It is listed for $249.95.

Hope that helps... oh yea 1-800-nashbar (627-7227)

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Old 10-12-05, 07:28 PM   #5
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No pics, but here is a link...

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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Old 10-12-05, 07:33 PM   #6
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Oh yea, check this link before ordering from nashbar...

http://www.edealinfo.com/Coupons/nashbar.shtml
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i thought the x-check has disc tabs...hmm. well, get the karate monkey then...that definetly has them.
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i got that catalog too. but i've heard mixed reviews about Nashbar frames.

meh, maybe i'll get one anyway. i can always upgrade to a Salsa or something later.
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I have 2 of the moutain bike frames that I built as tour bikes and have no problems. But, since this is a new frame it could be a 250.00 test...
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Check into Redline frames. Used Giant CX's (around '03 I think)
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Old 10-14-05, 10:20 AM   #11
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Is the Nashbar frame steel or aluminum?
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aluminum...

Just for FYI the pic in the catalog show the frame having the same dropouts as the SuperGo Access mountain bike frame http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?L...604&referpage=. I have heard rumors of SuperGo, Nashbar and Performance being the same company. It looks like they at least get the frames from the same place.

Also, I have the Access built 2 moutain bike on the Access frame (one disc and one non-disc) and both frames have held up... paint does chip though...

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you can not go wrong with a Redline!!!
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I have a Novara Element that has disc brake mounts. I just upgraded to the Avid BB7 Discs. they are awesome. It saves my rim from wear, and you stop instantly.
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Some DoubleCross with disc tabs
www.somafab.com

I heard mixed reviews on the nashbar frames.

Nashbar and Performance is owned by the same corporation/company, but they have different products, different store brands with different manufacturers.
most Performance stores used to be Supergo before Performance bought them out.
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dude. zombie thread. i know it's Halloween and all, but i bought the Nashbar frame. more than two years ago.
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the nashbar bike says " 130mm rear hub spacing"

I thought it ws 135 too. perhaps they "updated" the frame this year...
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dude. zombie thread. i know it's Halloween and all, but i bought the Nashbar frame. more than two years ago.
And? You like? Pics?

I've built up a Nashbar frame too and I'm impressed with it. The Nashbar CX frame is now 129.99 without a fork.
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I just ordered a Singular Peregrine, they're finally available for US delivery:

http://www.singularcycles.com/bikes.htm

Not quite budget: after the shipping, taking off the VAT, and adding a Brooks Pro saddle, it came to about $725.

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dude. zombie thread. i know it's Halloween and all, but i bought the Nashbar frame. more than two years ago.
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